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East Nashville’s New Bar Has Refreshing Old School Vibes and Late Night Food

Not shiny, casual Lakeside Lounge, from the owners of Attaboy, opens today at 4 p.m.

two pool tables, christmas lights hanging above, a cigarette machine in the back Lakeside Lounge [Official Photo]

New game day, beer, and late night destination Lakeside Lounge opens tonight in East Nashville — the highly anticipated revival of the space that formerly housed Edgefield Sports Bar, from the owners of one of Nashville’s best cocktail bars, Attaboy.

The award-winning New York bar owners and career industry professionals Michael McIlroy, Sam Ross, and Brandon Bramhall who opened Nashville’s Attaboy outpost in 2017 said their landlord owned the dive bar building, and couldn’t resist snagging the keys when it shuttered. This is the fourth bar for McIlroy and Ross –- after Attaboy, rated among the top five cocktail bars in the world, its offshoot Attaboy Nashville and Diamond Reef in Brooklyn.

A refresh of the space at 921 Woodland Street still very much feels casual and like an old-school Nashville hang — with pool tables, darts, shuffleboard, and a new NBA Jam arcade game, plus individual TVs at booths on the other side of the bar. A sure destination for game days of all types, the owners say all party sizes are welcome and the team will do their best to provide any sporting event or game bar patrons would like to watch. A bright blue mural splashed with Lakeside’s logo flanks the side of the building where bar-goers enter, by the parking lot (free parking, by the way).

Adding a much needed destination for late night dining, the menu of bar fare and comfort foods is served nightly until 2:30 a.m. Snacks include chips with salsa and fried pickles. Other offerings include a patty melt, chicken parm, and a cauliflower po’boy, among other offerings like queso-topped loaded fries, and soft-serve ice cream served in a helmet. See the full menu below.

To drink, an improved selection beers and spirits alongside dive bar staples, plus frozen cocktails. Also of note, a late night happy hour, from midnight to last call, Sunday to Thursday called the ‘beggars banquet. The beggars banquet is a Bear Creek single patty burger served with a shot of well liquor and a frosty mug of Coors Banquet, all for $14.

Lakeside Lounge opens today, November 13, at 4 p.m. For now, they’ll open Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. The owners say very soon they’ll open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.

Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

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